Posted by Mambaon 2010/6/8 5:10:00 (5673 reads)
| Posted on XOOPS
Testing is not popular! It is simply boring, and that's the reality!
When we are developing a new XOOPS release, most problems are being reported after the final release, when users start updating their XOOPS installations. The number of alpha/beta testers is unfortunately not very high.
Hopefully, this will change by using Selenium IDE, a very cool extension for Firefox, which allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. You can see it in action in this short video, where I develop some very simple tests for XOOPS Poll:
As you can see, we can develop very standard tests for each module to test their individual features. All these test cases can be then saved as a Test Suite for a particular module.
Once we publish such a Test Suite, individual testers can run these Test Suites in their environment (PHP, MySQL, etc), and report back any bugs that they encounter.
Selenium IDE will help us to reduce the testing time, take away the boring repetitive tasks, and will result in improved quality of XOOPS and XOOPS modules.
Of course, the challenge will be to create those tests.
Hopefully, our users will see the value in creating such tests and will help us with that. These test will show our developers how the modules are actually used, what activities are typically performed and in what sequence.
Please help us by creating these Selenium IDE tests! We'll create then a central library for these tests, so you could download them and test our standard modules, and help us with improving XOOPS and XOOPS modules.
Download Selenium IDE extension (Firefox only): here
Attract visitors by adding this very visitor-friendly service to your site. With this module your website users and visitors will be able to create cool fake magazine covers using their own images.
* Extremely easy to operate. * The module contains 27 different fake magazine covers to choose from. * 2 blocks. One block is rotating random covers. * Style Sheet * Any file format submitted will be converted to jpg and can be deleted with one click. * Admin section to view user created files and delete them. * User created pictures are resized. * Language files are included so it can be used world wide. * Meta Tags for SEO: Title, Description, Keywords (edit in language files).
Posted by aph3xon 2010/6/1 11:40:00 (5567 reads)
| Posted on Themes
Blogger's Theme (APH007B) is a 2 columns fixed width theme for XOOPS. It contains by default 5 preset styles but with a little imagination in combining them you can create up to 15 different styles which means you will have 15 different looking themes.
Theme also contains a beautiful image scroller with a preset number of 5 images which can be replaced with your own and you can add as many as you want but DO consider that the more images you add the higher the loading time of the site will be.
So we thought that we'll create a page where we put them together, so you can use it for reference when you're trying to convince a potential client that XOOPS should be the CMS of choice for their Website.
Here are a few noteworthy items sorted by year from 2006 - 2010 (Click here). Hopefully, there will be more in the upcoming years
If we missed anything, please let us know so we can update it.